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Hasselback Pizza Chicken

  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Hasselback Pizza Chicken is a quick and easy weeknight meal that comes kid and husband approved. Everything is better in a pizza variation.


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 total) (I get my pasture raised, organic chicken here)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Marinara Sauce or Pizza Sauce, extra for serving
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Season the chicken breasts generously on both sides with salt and pepper and sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pan-sear the chicken breasts until they are golden brown on both sides (about 3 minutes on each side. Note: they will not be cooked through at this stage.
  3. Transfer the chicken breasts to a cutting board and let cool. Cut slits in the chicken breast about 3/4 of the way through.
  4. Spoon some of the marinara sauce into each slit. Then put 2 to 3 slices of pepperoni in each slit with the sauce.
  5. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly over the tops of the chicken breasts.
  6. Spoon the pesto on top of the cheese and sprinkle with a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over top. Bake for 5 additional minutes.
  9. Serve with remaining sauce.


This recipe is really more of a concept than it is a recipe. With the cook time and temperature in mind, you can mix and match any of your favorite sauces, cheeses, meats, and veggies. 

net carbs per serving: 1.9g

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Chicken Dishes
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Pizza


  • Calories: 424
  • Fat: 24.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.4g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 45.6g

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